Kuang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang is a breathtaking waterfall you shouldn’t miss. It was the most beautiful thing I saw during my entire visit to the country. It was gorgeous – almost fairylike. This is the story of my day there and how I came across a secret swimming pool (and then found the best chicken in the region).
Laos is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in Southeast Asia but a bit more expensive than you think. However, there is still value to be found. This article breaks down the prices and gives you tips on how to save money in the country.
As I tubed down the slow river back into town, all around me were signs of a previous era: zip lines and rope swings sitting unused, bars long ago boarded up, and fading signs advertising cheap drinks. Vang Vieng’s riverbank was a reminder of the town’s recent past, like a modern Gomorrah. Now there was […]
I didn’t like Pai. Wait. Check that — I liked Pai, I just didn’t love Pai. For years, travelers have told me how much they loved Pai. “It’s aaaaa-mazing! It’s so much fun. There’s healthy food, incredible drinks, and beautiful mountains. You’ll never want to leave,” they would explain, as if talking about the Garden […]
Itinerary planning is a complex beast that is highly dependent on your likes and dislikes but I want to share how i go about picking places, routes, and why some places don’t make the cut. This is how I decided my current route through Southeast Asia.
I’m back in Southeast Asia to start five months of travel and beginning in Chiang Mai, the city that inspired me to become a backpacker in the first place. It’s good to finally get back on the road and to my roots again. This post explains what’s coming up on the blog based on this trip.